The St. Louis Cardinals crushed the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in a 12-2 route thanks to a massive display of offensive production.
Rookie pitcher Shelby Miller had the start on Wednesday night and pitched 6 innings in the game. He allowed 5 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks, and struck out 6 batters. Both of the runs came in the 2nd inning on a 2-run home run off the bat of Angels catcher Hank Conger.
Offensively speaking, it could not have gone better on Wednesday. The Cardinals scored 7 runs in the top of the 2nd inning and they didn’t look back. Outfielder Jon Jay hit a home run in the 2nd inning while Matt Carpenter hit a long ball in the 8th inning. Both would have 3 RBIs a piece when all was said and done.
Every starter but Carlos Beltran and Pete Kozma had a hit. Beltran did reach base as he walked and scored. Molina and Carpenter led the team with 3 hits a piece. If things keep up as the way they are right now, Molina is on his way to his first National League batting title.